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to see things move. chuck grassley it took him a year and a half in delaying the health care bill. he is a procrastinate for, par excellente. >> michael: well let's take a look at what hand today in the senate. >> i say that particularly those who are pointing to what hand, the terrible tragedy in boston as a -- a -- i would say, excuse for not doing a bill or delaying it many months or years. >> i never said that. >> i didn't say you did sir. >> i didn't say that. >> mr. chairman i don't appreciate the senator -- senator -- demeaning the witnesses that have come here. >> let me finish. >> michael: sometimes it really is the best theater out there. what are they thinking, peter? >> well, i think there are a certain number of republicans -- and i wouldn't put chuck grassley in this category, but there are some -- and i might put ted cruz in this category who say look what are we going to do? we now going to have 11 million hispanics voting? i don't want those folks voting in my state. i might lose. and as you point out if you continue to get 28% of the vote you are go
... hoy por ejemplo el senador republicano por iowa chuck grassley comento que mientras trabaja en reformas, los terroristas que actuaron en mississippi tenian toda su documentacio n en regla... senalizacion injusta e ilogica que causo fuertes reacciones... siren personas inmigrantes no son una amenaza para este pais y creo que con una reforma migratoria tendriamos mas conocimiento de las personas que realmente quieren venir a este pais a contribuir abogados concuerdan que una reforma aumentaria los niveles de seguridad pues, tal y como ocurre ahora, inmigracion investiga el pasado criminal de todo inmigrante en proceso de documentacio n... patricia castorena investigan a la persona con el alguacil, la policia local, el fbi, y si ha vivido en otras ciudades hasta alli pueden hacer la investigacion pero hoy las objeciones en el comite continuaron. por ejemplo el presiente del comite judicial patrick leahy dijo que la propuesta no cumple con los deberes del pais... mientras la comision federal de derechos civiles indico que los inmigrantes sin papeles seran dura competencia para esta
a weakness in her current system. paul's words echo earlier warnings made by senator chuck grassley. bur don't tell senator chuck grassley that. >> i say that plrly those who are pointing to the terrible tragedy in boston as a, i would say excuse for not doing the bill or delaying it. many months or years. >> i never said that. >> i never said, i didn't say you did, sir. >> i didn't say -- >> i don't mean you, mr. grassley. >> mr. chairman, i don't appreciate -- >> how will the boston bombings affect immigration reform? we'll discuss that, coming up next. >>> before the tragedy last week in boston, congress seemed to be getting its groove back. taking actual votes on actual bills with republicans and democrats coming together to craft actual bipartisan legislation. never mind actual passage. but boston may have stopped that rolling tide, specifically on subject of immigration reform. since the country found out that the two suspect in the bombing were legal immigrants, one of whom became a u.s. citizen in the past year, some opponents have tried to pull the stops on, put the stops on legisla
in washington right now, immigration reform. last week republican senator chuck grassley of iowa is the first to link the boston attacks with immigration, saying the attacks provided an opportunity to discuss the country's broken immigration system. other republicans have gone further, suggesting congress put off action on immigration reform altogether. well, today things got hot when senator chuck schumer of new york indirectly called out grassley. >> you've ways to improve the bill. offer an amendment when we start markup in may and let's vote on it. i say that particularly those who are pointing to what happened, the terrible tragedy in boston as a -- as a would say excuse for not doing a bill or delaying it many months or years. >> i never said that. i never said that. >> i didn't say you did, sir. >> i didn't say anything about -- >> all right. the director of "the huffington post" media group and joy reid is the editor howard, first and then joy. no matter what we say we could have all predicted this. there was going to be an overlay, a bleeding of this heart into the immig
. democrats have been trying to get out from under obamacare since 2009 when it was being created. chuck grassley, iowa senator, kept pushing to get this part of the bill, you've got on eat the dog food too, congress. they fought on that every turn. i would think this is going to continue unless republicans continue. >> paul: the broader contours of obamacare, rolling out starting in october, that is not going too well either? >> no. hss run out of money for implementation. they have another affordable care act slush fund to exchange implementation. you are seeing rates are starting to be filed much higher 20-30% for younger consumers. even a hundred percent, 200%. in maryland which price controls are in effect already. you are not seeing the smooth, well-oiled machine the president promised. >> paul: it could be a political liability for the president if people begin to see the promises haven't been kept. we have to take one more break. when we come back, hits and misses of the week. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our
bill. well chuck schumer wanted to point that out, a democrat from new york, but chuck grassley, it did not set well with him why? he was one of the guys doing it when he says he's not. first let's watch. >> i say particularly those who are pointing to what happened, the tesh tragedy in boston, as a, i would say as an excuse for not doing a bill or delaying it many months or years. >> i never said that. >> i never did say that, sir. >> mr. chairman, i don't appropriate demeaning some of the witness who is have come here. >> those remarks were not aimed at anyone on this committee or the three witnesses. there were people out there. you read it in the newspapers who have said it. >> cenk: now but wait chuck grassley certainly did imapply that earlier but he's saying it's chuck on chuck violence. you want to know what said it? rand paul. let me read you the quote: >> cenk: now kevin bring back the panel here, kevin cirilli beth fouhy and joe williams. isn't that rand paul saying whoa, let's put the brakes on the immigration bill because of boston? >> it's rand paul. and we were just talki
. last week republican senator chuck grassley of iowa was the first to link the attacks with immigration, saying it provides the opportunity to discuss the . other republicans have gone further saying congress should put off action. today things got hot when chuck schumer independently called out grassley. >> offer an amendment when we start markup in may and let's vote on it. i say that particularly to those who point to what happened, the terrible tragedy in boston as i would say an excuse for not doing a bill or delaying it many months or years. >> i never said that. i never said that. >> i didn't say you did, sir. >> i didn't say -- >> i didn't say you did. >> all right. director of the huffington post media group and joy-ann reid. howard first and then joy. we all predicted this, there was going to be an overlay, a bleeding into immigration because it's about foreign people coming here. >> there's no doubt about it. right now the polls show that people in the united states have generally -- although only modestly favorable view of immigration overall, they are in favor of immigratio
one week after the boston attack. >> it became more heated when a top republican chuck grassley clashed with chuck schumer. >> vice a particular the those pointing to the terrible tragedy in boston as an excuse for not doing a bill or delaying it. >> i never said that. >> could never said you did. >> marco rubio said boston should have a bearing on the debate "if there are flaws in the immigration system that were exposed by the attack in boston, any immigration reform passed by congress this year should address those laws. meanwhile a letter sent today and kentucky republican rand paul wrote comic we should not proceed until we understand the specific failures of our immigration system. an interview with fox john boner said he did not see a need to delay the reform effort. >> it may actually help us to understand who is here and why they are here and what legal status they have. >> but said crews suggested the surest way to pass something is to narrow the focus. >> there is bipartisan agreement we have got to get serious about securing the border. likewise wide bipartisan agree
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up again, and people saying no, let's stop. i think that's sort of the impulse behind chuck grassley. it's the impulse behind rand paul, who is one of the renegades who says let's stop immigration reform. but rand paul doesn't have the interest of the republican party at heart. its republicans who want immigration reform for the most part. >> off their back. >> people like rand paul are not interested in the future of the republican party. >> i don't think he has a macro view of the party. some republicans who don't like immigration reform are using the boston marathon bombing as an excuse to stall it. in a letter to harry reid, tea party senator rand paul of kentucky said, quote, the facts emerging in the boston marathon bombing have exposed a weakness in our current system. we should not proceed until we understand the specific failures of our immigration system. joy, i'm not sure what weaknesses, or maybe the visa the russians gave him was probably more of a problem. but back and forth, i would say i still think we ought to know more about what happened. he warned, went over and c
to the testimony of the secretary of homeland security. >> all right. senator chuck grassley, thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. >>> a poisoned letter addressed to president obama. now the man who was accused of sending it is set free. we've got the latest in the ricin case. that's next. a new ride comes along and changes everything. the 2013 lexus gs. this is the pursuit of perfection. would absolutely not have taken a zip line in the jungle. i'm really glad that girl stayed at home. vo: expedia helps 30 million travelers a month find what they're looking for. one traveler at a time. expedia. find yours. >>> breaking news on a shocking turn in the investigation into ricin laced letters sent to the white house and to a mississippi senator. we learned a few hours ago the man accused of sending those letters has been released from federal custody as that was unfolding we also learned that another suspicious letter has turned up, this time at an airforce base not far from washington, d.c. first, the latest on the ricin case. paul kevin kurtis was supposed to appear in court today on c
it and chuck schumer's comments followed some earlier warnings by senator chuck grassley ranking republican from iowa and he didn't like what chuck schumer was implying. here is how that went. >> i say that particularly those who were pointing to what happened, the terrible trammingdy in boston as a -- a -- i would say excuse for not doing a bill or delaying it many months or years. >> i never said that. >> i didn't say you did sir. >> i never said that. >> i didn't say you did -- >> chairman i don't appreciate demeaning the witnesses that have come here. >> let me finish -- >> bill: jeff sessions jumps in there, but yesterday secretary home lan security janet napolitano was up in front of the same committee, and once again senator grassley, he is not coming up he is trying to make this link that what happened in boston proves their loopholes and problems in our immigration system and to do immigration reform right now is not the best time to do it. >> the background checks on the 12 million people who are here illegally are riddled with problems that appear to be i
to be a huge, huge part of this debate. the more conservative republicans like somebody like tom coburn, chuck grassley, jeff sessions, are really zeroing in on this issue for the debate. they're moving away from the claim -- i think we'll still hear some of it but they're moving away from the amnesty charges and welfare charges and zeroing in on the border security piece so if the gang of eight or the democratic leadership doesn't have a good response for them, that could derail the whole conversation because it's a hard talking point to argue against. how do you say, i know our border is not quite secure because people in southern arizona will tell you the border is not secure. apprehensions were up 9% this year and anticipated to be the same this year so people are continuing to cross. host: and the "arizona republic" reports on friday, "tight border discourages migrants from going home" so because ofet across, all these strict penalties, tougher penalties, all of that, crossing has become more dangerous, people are discouraged from going back home. guest: that is true. one of the pieces of
from people like senator chuck grassley. >> our feeling is that h 1-b workers should be laid off before american workers are laid off. in other words, it's hire americans first. >> but then the economy declined, and the need for visas dried up. now demand is back, and so is the criticism. >> firms like to have workers who can't leave in the middle of a project. these visas create such a workforce, and they tend to pay people not very good wages. >> a report by the government accountability office says many foreign skilled workers with visas earn less than their american counterparts. immigration attorney says the bulk may end up not with the big tech firms, but to companies they outsource to. >> the estimates right now that are being thrown around are somewhere between 60 to 65% are controlled by ten major outsourcing companies. >> check titans like mark zuckerberg have pushed a group pushing for reform. and intel vows this is not a ploy to hire cheap labor. quote, we only hire individuals on a visa when there is an identified skill shortage. and it's not just silicon valley wanting mor
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. you can watch it on the c-span networks. senator chuck grassley trying to tie the events in boston. >> is important for us to understand the gaps andophole on system. when we find out it will help shed light on the weaknesses of our system. how can individuals evade authorities and plan such attacks on our soil? how can we beef up security checks on people who wish to enter the united states? had a we ensure that people who wish to do us harm are not eligible for benefits under the immigration laws including this new bill before us? host: we should point out that was before it dzhokhar tsarnaev was captured. he is under heavy guard protection, but one of the issues is whether or not he will be given his miranda rights. is he a u.s. citizen and under the constitution considered innocent until proven guilty, or is he an enemy combat? guest: you have people from the aclu and other supporters of civil liberties saying you have cases where -- you have the same two senators, john mccain and lindsey graham, who said this person is a terrorist and should not have miranda rights. it seems t
bombers were born overseas is shaping the discussion over immigration. republican senator chuck grassley says congress needs to take a step back in the debate. to ensure the nation's security comes first. comments were he echoed by dan co coates on sunday. >> how can we beef up security checks on people who wish to enter the united states? how do we ensure that people who wish to do us harm are not eligible for benefits under the immigration laws including this new bill before us? >> usually end up with bad policy if you do it in an international way or reaction. we saw some things post-9/11 that were enacted if we had more time to think this through, perhaps we wouldn't have had some of the pushback on it. >> senator chuck schumer a member of the gang of eight says immigration overhaul would actually strengthen national security and challenged critics to prove otherwise. >> certainly keeping the status quo was not a very good argument given what happened. there are some, some on the hard right, some otherwise who oppose our immigration bill from the get-go and they're using this as an e
impact on it. host: one of the folks calling for a slowdown is senator chuck grassley of iowa, a republican. he talked about this issue on friday at an immigration hearing. [video clip] >> how can we beef up security checks on people who wished to enter the united states? how can we insure people who wished to do us harm are not eligible for benefits under the immigration law, including the new bill before us? we have a longd ahead of u to pass legislation reform in immigration. in 1986 we thought we were doing this, but we screwed up and we cannot afford to screw up again. host: that was senator chuck grassley. who else has jumped on this issue and since the boston bombing? guest: you obscene commentators in the newspapers with others, chrysler has taken the lead on this in suggesting a slowdown. i would not say and huge , butdswell by any stretch conservative commentary you've seen from chuck grassley. texas.ongressman from but we will see how it plays out. i don't see a huge movemt the immigration debate after the 2001 terror attacks, about the parallel that uc. guest: we a
senator chuck schumer sparred with chuck grassley about the future of the legislation. >> a few ways to improve the bill offer an amendment when we start markup in may. let's vote on it. i say that particularly those pointing to what happened, the terrible tragedy in boston as a, i would say, excuse for not doing a bill or delaying it many months or years. >> i never said. i didn't say you did sir. >> i never said get i didn't say that. >> i don't know. >> mr. chairman, i don't appreciate your character of the witnesses that have come here. >> behavioral issues, earlier, senator patrick leahy opened the hearing with tough words for his republican counterparts. >> last weeks proponents exploit the boston marathon bombing. i urge restraint in that regard. refugees and asylum seekers have enriched the fabric of our founding. let no one be so cruel as to try to use the heinous acts of these two young bhen to derail the dreams an futures of millions of hard working people. >> well, a number of republican snores, including rand paul, are urging the reform process to be slowed in the wake o
supporters, including republican chuck grassley of iowa. >> expanded background checks would not have prevented newtown. criminals do not submit to background checks now, they will not submit to expanded background checks. >> reporter: senators were lobbied this week by the president and former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. many newtown parents who lost children in the elementary school massacre came to the capitol. last week, they met with senator joe manchin of west virginia. he's a gun rights supporter but also the cosponsor of the background check amendment. after meeting with the parents, he said this: >> i'm a parent. i'm a grandparent. i can't imagine. i just can't imagine. >> reporter: today, manchin made a final appeal after it was clear he and the newtown families were going to lose. >> if you want to remember those 20 babies, beautiful children and the six brave teachers, and you want to honor the most courageous family members i have ever met in my life, please consider you should vote for this bill. >> reporter: the senate also voted down amendments to ban many milita
legislation. now that led to a testy exchange between democrat charles schumer and republican chuck grassley during a senate committee hearing yesterday. >> those who are pointing to what happened, the terrible tragedy in boston, as an excuse for not doing a bill or delaying it many months or years. >> i never said that. >> i didn't say you did. >> i didn't say that. >> i didn't say you did, sir. >> mr. chairman, i don't appreciate the senator demeanoring the witnesses that come here. >> reporter: on friday grassley cited the attack as a reason for caution in moving ahead with the immigration bill. while that hearing was going on, two other gop senators weighed in. now, rand paul and marco rubio issued separate statements suggesting lawmakers take their time with immigration reform. today homeland security secretary janet napolitano testifies on immigration herself. her original testimony was canceled friday so she could monitor the manhunt for suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev. anne-marie? >> tara mergener in washington. thank you very much, tara. >>> overseas now a car bomb exploded outside the fr
, a senior republican on the judiciary committee, chuck grassley, say we don't know the immigration status of the people who have term rise the communities in massachusetts. when we find out, it will help shed light on the weaknesses of our system. this is-- this is-- you know, it has the potential to completely reframe the immigration debate going forward. >> ifill: and it seems to put the president in a precarious position politically, which is to say, it's all uncertain. and if you're in the first half of your second term, what you want is a little bit of certainty because you're never going to be in a stronger position. >> i think when people feel things are so out of control, they are not going to be as likely to make the kind of big bet that you need to make on a sort of major policy change, as, for instance, immigration overhaul would be. >> i think that the problem also is that these various things that you talked about it's rice and i know the other inls dents, all of which are probably unare ununrelated, many of which we probably would not have paid as much attention to were it n
secretary janet napolitano. that is chuck grassley there from iowa, arguing the bill could create a path to citizenship for 11 mill illegals and does little to secure the u.s. border. we'll have a listen from a moment ago. >> the draft bill captures the core principles enunciated by president obama in las vegas and reflects the bipartisan spirit necessary to achieve comprehensive immigration reform. the bipartisan work reflected in this bill will strengthen security at our borders by funding the continued deployment of manpower infrastructure, air cover, and proven effective surveillance technologies along the highest trafficked areas of the southwest border. bill: chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel is tracking this live on the hill. mike, good morning to you. what has been her message so far? >> reporter: well, bill, secretary napolitano opened a bit talking about the boston attack a little over a week ago and she said that homeland security is committed to working with its partners to figure out what happened, exactly what steps can be taken to improve security and we'll dr
hearing going over the new immigration reform bill. last week republican senator chuck grassley say bombings prove that congress should not rush the immigration bill. that caused chuck schumer to call him out moments ago. >> those who point to the terrible tragedy in boston as a excuse for not doing a bill or delaying it many months or years. >> i never said that. i never said that. >> i didn't say you did, sir. >> i didn't say anything about delaying the bill. >> mr. chairman, i don't appreciate the senator demeaning witnesses that have come here. >> the conversation started because they came to the u.s. from the region of dagestan in 2002. joining me is democratic congressman of arizona, a member of the immigration task force. sir, good to have you here. as you hear what's going on as we speak right now about the immigration reform bill, one of the things that senator patrick leahy says is the boston bombings are being exploited in an effort to defeat the bill. does that ring true or is there real concern that right now there needs to be more intense scrutiny on what immigration r
that republicans can vote for. senator chuck grassley of iowa is working on one which would marry some school safety with some restrictions more, you know, restrictions on gun trafficking but not deal with background checks. that is a watered down loser that the white house would be obviously forced to embrace. at this point, they knew they wouldn't get any magazine clip restrictions. they knew they wouldn't get an assault weapons ban. any enhanced background check is going to be considered a major victory for the white house. >> bret: is the thought of the filibuster that they don't politically want a free ride for these red state democrats to vote no on these things? >> well, i think, i mean, if you look at the gun control as just a political matter, i think that this is somewhat of a win-win for the white house. yes, it's true that this is an incredibly shrinking agenda. yes, it's true there is no assault weapons ban that's going to go forward or magazine control. but when you look at background checks, they actually have the support of 90% of the public. 88% of gun owners support backgrou
. maybe professors but what a leader would do is take chuck grassley up on their offer to do something about mental health i counted during the obama administration there is less than 100 prosecutions for giving fire arms to people who are mentally defective. less than 100 since he became president. that is an area where there is broad consensus. how about enforcing the current background check clock? we ask the attorney general and this administration for the prosecution's veiling background checks since he became president i don't need a lecture from him and about gun violence i watched his 16 years if you want to stop people from killing other people then deal with the mental health component and keep weapons out of the people who have no business having them but today you cannot sell a gun to a prohibited per cent without a private sale of a gun show or ephedrine licensed firearms tell me how you do in forcing the tools we give you then we will consider giving you more. lou: as a citizen i get a little nervous when i hear this president talk about liars that the nra when that repre
's the promise of gridlock. iowa senator chuck grassley already skeptical of the group's immigration proposal join calls that suggest boston has changed things. >> how can individuals evade authority and plan such attacks on our soil? how can we beef up security checks on people who wish to enter the united states? how do we ensure that people who wish to do us harm are not eligible for benefits under the immigration laws including this new bill before us? >> two authors of that immigration bill, chuck schumer and lindsey graham are next. aaah! aaaaah! theres a guy on the window! do something, dad! aaaah! aaaah! what is happening? they're rate suckers. their bad driving makes car insurance more expensive for the rest of us. good thing there's snapshot from progressive. snap it in and get a discount based on your good driving. stop paying for rate suckers. try snapshot free at i'm just red carpets and big spectacles. but that's only the beginning. i have more than one red carpet. i like all sorts of spectacles. from the grandiose to the impromptu... to the completely unexpecte
is senator coats getting from his colleagues on the hill? >> except for iowa senator chuck grassley who voiced a similar concern on friday, there's almost universal opposition to the idea of budget immigration on the -- the idea of putting immigration on the back burner. some suggest it's partisan politics. >> they're using this as an excuse. we're not going to let them do that. if they have a suggestion as to change it based on what happened in boston, we're open to it, but we're not going to let them use what happened in boston as an excuse because our law toughens things up. >> there's another hearing on immigration tomorrow on capitol hill. harris? >> harris: before i let you go, the senator just said there, chuck schumer, said this would toughen things up. what does he mean? >> yeah. well, it imposes extra background checks on immigrants here illegally, and cleans up the visa system. this bill would impose a choke on departing passengers to find out who's left and who's still here who shouldn't be. >> now is the time to bring all the 11 million out of the shadows and find out who t
by senator chuck assumer and senator chuck grassley. >> i say particularly those who are pointing to what happened the terrible tragedy in boston as a--i would say an excuse for not doing a bill or delaying it many months or years. >> i never said that. >> i never said you did. >> i never said that. >> i never said that you did sir. >> john: it also led for a rebuke from senator john mccain. >> in all due respect to my colleagues that's ludicrous. this legislation tightens our borders, increases security. i would say it's a strong argument for immigration reform possible passed as quickly as possible. >> john: with what more on what role the events of boston should playplay i welcome michael tomas can i. do you see the bombing in boston derailing the immigration reform? after find out more about where they're from and so for i think things could be worse than they are. there is john mccain and paul ryan echoing what mccain said. i think with the exception of coates, grassley and rand paul, whom you had on your screen there as you were doing your intro, i would say that most republicans th
in turkmedstan. >> i went to turkchickstan. >> stephanie: you made that up. a lot of people -- chuck grassley a little snippy yesterday. hello. >> can't spell grassley without ass. >> stephanie: right. this has nothing to do with the immigration debate. the family came here what ten years ago or something. i don't know if it is asylum technically, but they were fleeing what was going on -- yeah. and he -- i don't even know not even eight -- how old was he? >> nine, something. >> stephanie: yeah. anyway. jay carney yesterday. >> we will prosecute this terrorist through our civilian system of justice, under u.s. law, united states citizens cannot be tried in military commissions. >> and i think peter king and lindsey graham seem to have forgotten that we are a nation of laws. >> stephanie: what is it just to seem tougher? >> i think lindsey graham was getting more information about his ties to al-qaeda. and on his hospital bed yesterday he said they are religious, but they don't have ties to any larger network. >> stephanie: yeah. exactly. that's what the fbi was saying ini
senator chuck grassley of iowa. >> was your department aware of his travels to russia, and if you weren't, the reason? >> the travel in 2012 that you're referring to? um, yes. the system pinged when he was leaving the united states. by the time he returned all investigations -- the matter had been closed. >> is it true that his identity document did not match his airline ticket and if so, why did tsa miss the discrepancy? >> there was a mismatch there. >> well, there was that and there was also more. now with what else we know and what more we still do not. >> tamerlan sar nevada first hi hit the radar in 2011. >> they sent a letter to the fbi and other agencies that we think this guy has become radical. you need to watch him. >> an fbi statement said the question from russia was based on information that he was a follower of radical islam and a strong believer he changed drastically since 2010 as he prepared to leave the united states for travel to join us specified underground groups. the fbi says it checks data bases, telephone communications, online activity. it also actually interv
. thong thank god for chuck grassley requiring congress to adhere to the affordable health care act. congress does not have a concept of the way the world works. we're back to the check kiting scandal of the 1990s. now they're it coulding the american's checks. >> when you hear that statutory language, if that is your excuse for not writing something in english, game over. that alone should tell you, game over. >>> now to the other debacle. the fury over flight delays from the mandatory penning cuts. congress passing a bill today to give the faa the flexibility to spend a quarter billion dollars to keep flight controllers on the job. the profit said he would sign it. didn't the white house have that flexibility all long? mike huckabee is saying you didn't have to cut controllers, but that's what they did. >> that's exactly what they did. this was a manufactured crisis. they were supposed to cut 4%. they let go 10% of the flight controllers and the busiest airports in america. not the small rural airports that wouldn't have seen the effect, but the busiest air space in the country, l
. today senator chuck grassley was grilling the proposed new head of that entity called cms. he said he hopes that she understands these kinds of leaks are her responsibility. take a look at the exchange. >> it is wrong and quite possibly illegal. i hope you agree that ultimately you're responsible. what are you going to do to hold somebody accountable for this leak? >> cms takes all of this seriously. we did receive your letter. we have initiated an internal review. and it will be extensive. >> now, simon, marilyn taverner also told the senate today that she's invited the ig, the inspector general of cms to get involved in this investigation as well. we've got no details yet, obviously, of what is an investigation in its very early stages here, but this is going to be an answer that might impact a lot of investors who are trying to mine washington for information. as the government has gotten more heavily involved, the information that starts here is increasingly moving markets around the world, simon. >> yet the pressure is clearly on eamon in washington. thank you. >>> the u.s. navy
was winding its way through the senate, republicans senator from iowa, chuck grassley, slipped this amendment into the bill, and the democrats had to vote for it not to look like hypocrites, and now they are stuck with the amendment that says members and the staff have to be on obamacare exchanges. gerri: this is what you wrote. look, the idea was simple if congress was going to impose obamacare on the country, it should have to experience what it is imposing first hand. you covered this so intensely and watched it so closely. you know, i have to say, so many unintended consequences. now congress won't abide by it. at the end of the day, what can we look forward to over the coming years? all the important tenants of obamacare really come into effect. >> yeah, you know, i think the biggest thing is the rise in health insurance premiums, particularly for people who buy health insurance for themselves and for small businesses. large businesses, they'll be affected too, but less so. it's going to be individuals who shop for insurance for themselves, and small businesses because those are the peop
with senator chuck grassley of iowa. --n, a look at bipartisanship in congress. >> good morning on this wednesday, april 10, 2013. wall street journal reporting the senate gang of eight is working on immigration. setting a path to citizenship hinging on 100% surveillance of the border. crossing90% of those illegally. meanwhile, president obama rolls out his budget proposal today. "washington times" noting it is late. the senate will vote on a gun control bill, we will begin there. send us a tweet if you go to -- and we will post your comments. let's begin with the front page of the washington times. their headline on the senate setting this vote on thursday reset the stage for a showdown. it bears the gop to filibuster. the piece says this -- he goes on to write this -- democratic senators max baucus and mark pryor from arkansas said -- texas, republican caller up first. what do you make of this vote is set in the senate on thursday challenging a gop filibuster? i think the gop should kill a buster obama is doing everything he unconstitutionally can. he comes out the day after t
of this country. and all those b.s. excuses you hear. oh, you know -- chuck grassley said this yesterday. this would not have prevented newtown. guess what the parents of newtown said, in this case, this background check would not have prevented it because he was able to get his guns from his mother, his mother's house. he didn't have to go to a gun show but a lot of others do. it might not have saved those 20 kids' lives but it could have saved lives at columbine. who knows how many massacres lie ahead of us. they say this is going to create a gun registry. as the president said, that's a big, fat lie. we've had background checks since 1994. and there's no gun registry. and the bill that manchin toomey legislation specifically prohibits keeping any of that information that you give in a background check specifically prohibits it. it is a great big lie. i'm telling you, this was a test. this was a test. the united states senate to be worth keeping the lights on and i think they prove that they're. >> no send the whole bunch of them home. 1-866-55-press. let's make one other point here. f
this point yesterday and chuck grassley from iowa was not happy. >> i say that particularly those who were pointing to what happened, the terrible tragedy in boston, as a -- i would say excuse. for not doing a bill or delaying it many months or years. >> i never said that. i never said that! >> i didn't say you did sir. >> i didn't say -- >> i don't know. >> you mr. grassley. >> mr. chairman, i don't appreciate -- >> let me finish. >> bill: batman jumps in. and just brings the whole hearing back to order. but it is true. maybe grassley didn't but rand paul said this means we've got to put a hole in everything. wrote a letter to harry reid saying we can't proceed with immigration reform until we straighten out what happened up in boston. >> it is remarkable to me -- >> bill: they'll stop at nothing. >> they'll stop at nothing. but the fact that you could use the killings in boston to stop immigration reform but god forbid, you use a mass shooting to talk about gun safety laws. that's the no-no. that's exploitation. here we can talk about maybe changes to the fbi right away. maybe we should,
chuck grassley and chuck schumer. also ted cruz weighing in. suggesting that the only thing that ought to be done in immigration reform now is border security, not path to citizenship. lindsay graham and others trying to push back. is this going to completely b l bollocks up the immigration time table? >> i don't know. i think we're still dealing with the reverb rations of what happened in boston here in washington. this situation only resolved itself friday night. we're still looking for answers so i think we have to wait a little bit. now that said, i think what you're going to see is the debate split and you've laid it out. debate split between people who say let's take a few of the measures that are more popular, that we know can get past. let's do it on a piecemeal basis versus people like lindsay graham and marco rubio and others who say we need to do it all at once, it needs to be comprehensive, not piece by piece. that was the dynamic in truth i think that was going to emerge even pre-boston. i think some folks who wanted to be that piecemeal approach are citing boston as a wa
demeaning the witnesses that come here. >> let me finish. >> man! a chuck schumer and a chuck grassley going after each other hurts this chuck. anyway, a divide is emerging in the republican party between those making it known they'll get behind the senate bill and those using boston as an excuse to kill or delay it in chicago. maybe the most important to speak out in favor of this deal, paul ryan, made it clear he is on the immigration reform train. >> we have a broken immigration system and if anything what we see in boston is that we have to fix and modernize our immigration system for lots of reasons, national security reasons, economic security reasons. for all those reasons we need to fix our broken immigration system. >> ryan said he's focused on the immigration proposal that's in the house he called what the senate is doing a very good step if the right direction. and the tone of his speech at the city club of chicago was also striking. >> we are a land of immigrants. i grew up just two hours north of i-90 in southern wisconsin where my family taught me about the melting pot, about h
hearing. iowa senator chuck grassley was one of several republicans who've said the bombings, allegedly by two chechen immigrants, raise questions about immigration reform. >> i think we're taking advantage of an opportunity where once in 25 years we deal with immigration to make sure that every base is covered. >> brown: that sparked a heated exchange between grassley and new york democrat chuck schumer. >> i say that particularly those who are pointing to what happened, the terrible tragedy in boston, as i would say an excuse for not doing a bill or delaying it many months and years. >> i never said that. >> i didn't say you did sir. >> i didn't say anything about... >> i didn't mean you, mr. grassley. >> those remarks were not aimed at anyone on this committee or the three witnesses. there are people out there; you've read it in the newspapers; they've said it. >> brown: there were also questions about the f.b.i.'s investigation last year of tamerlan tsarnaev, after he spent six months in russia. senator diane feinstein, chairing the intelligence committee, said senior f.b.i. may tes
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